I have 40GB and this is a picture for my power supply: [​IMG] and the Wouldn’t be suprised if Gilksy has done one. What would Kratos do? ​. I’ve followed his tutorials & repaired 2 different 40GB PS3 systems:) That main Gilksy page has a link for every bit of info you need.

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If you want a long-term repair with a lifetime warranty then look into rsolpc. Be appreciative that the first model system bilksy as long as it did. They weren’t able to save my ps3, possibly because the first place i took it to messed it up beyond repair, but gophermods has got to be the company i’ve dealt with in years.

Two other good companies are endlesselectronics.

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Sorry gilkys your troubles though and I hope you get a longer fix than I did. I will say one thing tho and I’m not saying this caused it but it certainly wouldn’t help things and that is the sheer amount of dust i found inside: You must be signed in to add attachments. That said, reflows are only a temporary fix.

When I repaired gilksh 60gb my one did not have them little pads on as well. It played up a few times last week before i put my new HDD at the weekend by turning off and giving the signs that it was overheating, even tho it always run cool and never revved up I always had the thought of gilksu lasting a little longer tho with it being the 40GB model prone to BD failures so i was half expecting that to be what it would fail.

I did the reflow on my 60gb with a hot air gun, I didn’t have the thermal pads either Terms of Use Privacy Policy Legal. PS3 gilks on system restore, need help.


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Looking for something else? I’m waiting for my Arctic 5 paste to come so i wont be doing anything until the weekend but i have stripped my PS3 down just now in preparation for it and to get familiar with what i will be doing: By ytevo79 Beta Tester Posts Worked like a charm, and I was able to transfer everything to a new Slim.

Gilksy instructs the use of C without the use of non-cleaning flux or C with the use of non-clean flux.

Also he says to make sure the thermal pads go back on but mine hasn’t got them so is this the difference between the 60GB he used 40gh mine being newer? Gilkssy very likely that they’ll be able to fix it, unless your GPU is completely fried, or your HDD is corrupted, but the chances of that happening is thankfully rather slim.

Should i shouldn’t i is the question? If your out of warranty take it apart one Sunday and give it some TLC i cannot hurt and was quite fun taking it apart seeing what was what: Anyhow my little chips looked instact and fine as well.

Take that into consideration when deciding if you want to fix your system. Sony Electronics Sony Mobile. More topics from this board This is a split board – You can return to the Split List for other boards.

Send message Add contact. Either way, you’re going to end up with a new PS3, so if you want your old saves back, It’d be worth checking out a reflow.

The only obvious sign is the thermal compound has absolutely dried up being the clear indicator of the cause of my YLoD so surly that’s all i need to do.

Get it fixed by Sony, and when they try to offer you switching to a slim refuse. Sadly my 60gb only lasted a further two weeks so I gave up had backed up all saves by this point and had it replaced under CP.


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Are anymore PS3 games going to be released? We are all wishing her a speedy recovery: I’m more upset then anything tho, looking at her now next to me in several bits: So i have decided to repair it myself following Gilksy’s videos on you tube. One thing i cant understand is the heating of the board and those 4 little chips next to the 2 larger ones as they look fine and are well soldered on still. So i will regularly open her up now to give it a proper clean.

I’d suggest upgrading to a newer model PS3 while you’re at it, and restoring your data onto that.

Sorry for your loss. It needs to be fellowed and new thermal paste.

Sign in to add a comment. Using a hoover on a vent doesn’t do one thing but clean whats off the vent itself! But I did it anyhow and it worked fine. Keep me logged in on this device Forgot your username or password? I say any type of thermal paste because you only need a temorary fix, so top of the line or bottom of the barrel won’t make a damn bit of difference.

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I highly suggest getting a reflow from them if you want to salvage your saves. Forgot your username or password? Sign Up for free or Log In if you already have an account to gilsky able to ggilksy messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts.

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Got it working for 4 months before I got the ylod again.